Christopher Beanland’s compendium of 50 brutalist buildings is a wholesome first introduction to brutalism, but will leave die-hard fans unsatisfied, says Peter Smisek
A 50m-long courtyard surrounded by monolithic concrete walls creates an air of mystery around Valerio Olgiati’s retreat in rural Portugal
Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena's practice turns corporate design on its head by creating a business innovation lab with the windows on the inside
Nameless Architecture’s quietly powerful church in Seoul explores the symbolic potential of raw concrete and simple box-like forms, says Douglas Murphy
Over the past 50 years, São Paulo’s architects have developed a distinctive concrete modernism that is at once monumental and intimate – solid as a fortress, but inviting everybody in. Among the city’s endless skyscrapers, it has resulted in some of the liveliest public spaces on Earth.
Matali Crasset's furniture, made from a new super-light type of concrete, aims to make us rethink the role of the material in the home.
A restoration project has brought the crumbling ruins of a Lisbon theatre back to life by enclosing them in vast planes of terracotta concrete.